might
Pronunciation Noun

might

  1. (countable, uncountable) Power, strength, force or influence held by a person or group.
  2. (uncountable) Physical strength or force.
    He pushed with all his might, but still it would not move.
  3. (uncountable) The ability to do something.
Translations Translations Translations Adjective

might (comparative mighter, superlative mightest)

  1. (obsolete) Mighty; powerful.
  2. (obsolete) Possible.
Verb

might (might; past might)

  1. (auxiliary) Used to indicate conditional or possible actions.
    I might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.
    • The characterism of an honest man: He looks not to what he might do, but what he should.
    • 1907, Robert William Chambers, chapter IX, in The Younger Set, New York, N.Y.: D. Appleton & Company, OCLC 24962326 ↗:
      “A tight little craft,” was Austin’s invariable comment on the matron; […]. ¶ Near her wandered her husband, orientally bland, invariably affable, and from time to time squinting sideways, as usual, in the ever-renewed expectation that he might catch a glimpse of his stiff, retroussé moustache.
  2. (auxiliary) simple past tense of may Used to indicate permission in past tense.
    He asked me if I might go to the party, but I haven't decided yet.
  3. (auxiliary) simple past tense of may Used to indicate possibility in past tense.
    I thought that I might go the next day.
  4. Used to indicate a desired past action that was not done.
    Hey man, you might have warned me about the thunderstorm
  5. (auxiliary) Even though.
    I might be in a wheelchair, but I still want to be treated as a lady.
  6. (auxiliary) Used in polite requests for permission
    Might I take the last biscuit?
Conjugation
  • archaic second-person singular simple past - mightest
  • nonstandard, archaic third-person singular simple past - mighteth
Translations


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